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1997 Ford Escort Question: Front brakes loked how do i fix it

 

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dsmith4812, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Gardners, PA, August 15, 2013, 20:31
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i replaced the calipers rotors and hoses and its still locked what is my next step

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    pushrod August 15, 2013, 20:34
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    All wheels locked?

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    dsmith4812, August 15, 2013, 20:39
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    No just the front, and it has abs but the light aint on

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    pushrod, August 15, 2013, 20:51
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    Brakes release if bleeder screw opened up? If so it's most likely the mast. cyl. Fluid can't retun.

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    dsmith4812, August 16, 2013, 06:50
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    All brakes have fluid coming out the bleeder valve

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    pushrod, August 16, 2013, 06:55
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    That's not what i ask! Does opening the bleeder release the brakes so the wheel will spin? You said the brakes were locked!!

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    dsmith4812, August 16, 2013, 08:36
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    yes if I release the bleeder valve it does release the pads

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    pushrod, August 16, 2013, 08:40
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    Only thing left is the master cyl is not letting the fluid flow back into the reservoir. IF you replaced both hoses and both calipers.
    May need some hands on help from a mechanic.
    Good luck with it, let others know what fixes this by posting results later.

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    dsmith4812, August 16, 2013, 08:50
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    yes I have repaced both hoses and calipers, if I unhook the ABS to bypass that could that maybe the problem

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13211 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 16, 2013, 06:56
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    SEEK HELP ON THIS INSTEAD OF THROWING PARTS AT IT

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    dsmith4812, August 16, 2013, 08:37
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    Do You have any advice?

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